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right now on capitol hill, changes to the healthcare.gov website is the focus and while the smiling woman, she has disappeared. >> we have quite a bit of traffic in the east bay this morning on the east shore freeway. this is san mateo, more traffic ahead. >> mostly clear skies, not warm, 30s, afternoon highs will warm up a little bit. emphasis on a little bit, we will show you coming up. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. with qualifying bundles. >>> time now 6:15, happening right for you health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is on the hot seat, there are questions about that
healthcare act -- president's healthcare act. the tough questions that kathleen sebelius is facing. >>> santa rosa grieves the death of a 13-year-old shot and killed while holding a replica gun >>> good morning. live pictures from union city where fire crews are on the scene of a warehouse fire. this started about two hours ago. it's pretty well contained. there were some scary moments for people inside the at -- the area. >>> steve, i couldn't wait to turn the heater on. >> yes, it's cold. it will be sunny. mostly clear skies. a lot of 30s popping up. sunshine and a little bit warmer. not a lot. 36 book ends, santa rosa and napa, a lot of 40s or low 40s for many. including san jose which has gone to 44. redwood city, 42. there's 30s up in the santa cruz mountains. san francisco, a couple of up floor 40s. go for a high of 61. clear in reno. 389 eureka. even some cool readings on the north coast. this system will fall apart. cold, sunny. patchy fog in the north bay that will burn off and cool to mild on the highs. if you are in the sun, it's not bad. if you are in the shade, it's cooler. 50s,
and medicaid services. that department was responsible for creating healthcare.gov and today she apologized for the website not working as well as it should. >> this initial experience has not lived up to our expectations or the expectations of the american people. it's not acceptable. >> reporter: she said cms testified the entire -- tested the entire site before it was launched. she said there was no signs of trouble. she testified they were working on a compressed time frame but officials did not delay the launch. mike thompson said he's heard from ston stitch wents who haz heard healthcare policies are changed under obamacare and they are -- they are not happy. >> we've had about 125,000 applications that have been submitted. about 2 million unique visits to the website and about 150,000 calls daily to covered california. >> reporter: today's hearing sets the stage for an even higher profile won tomorrow. kathleen sebelius will testify before a house committee tomorrow morning -- tomorrow morning. back to you. >> thank you. >>> and meanwhile, up to 14 million americans who buy their hea
this morning when she testifies about the problematic roll out of the healthcare.gov website, in her prepared remarks to the hearing she blames the contractors hired to build the website. at a hearing last week the contractors blamed the government. many republicans blame her and want her to resign. >> expecting this secretary to be able to fix what she hasn't been able to fix during the last three and a half years is unrealistic, it is throwing good money after bad. it is time for her to resign, someone else to take char. >> now later today president obama travels to boston where he will call for patience with the roll out of the affordable care act. he will talk about the difficulties massachusetts had when it launched its own insurance reform that is now popular. the face of the healthcare.gov website has changed. namely it doesn't feature the face of the smiling woman anymore. she was taken off the website over the weekend and replaced with icons of the 4 ways people can sign up. the shot of the smiling woman came from a stock photo library, there are rots it was removed when people start
members say it can cost $170,000 to recruit and train each new officer. >>> the nation's top healthcare official is apologizing for the botched rollout of the insurance website. kathleen sebelius told lawmakers she's responsible for the snags. jacqueline fell is just back from the hearing where sebelius testified and joins us live. jacqueline? >> reporter: tori, the secretary is pledging to make the law work. but sebelius made clear, trouble runs deeper than just this dysfunctional website. kathleen see bell just called -- sebelius called this a debacle. the troubles were apparently a surprise. she testified she did not expect any hiccups when the website went online october 1st. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare dowt gov. so let me say directly to the americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: californians have their own functioning website run by the state. but the others, still face glitches trying to buy health insurance online. house republicans brought up reports of americans losing existing policies because of the law. seb
of the healthcare.gov web site kicked off her testimony before the house ways and means committee by saying she's sorry. >>"we know that consumers are eager to purchase this coverage andto the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should." >> reporter:at times the witness was almost window dressing. peppered with questions about when she'll have enrollment numbers for obamacare, marilyn tavenner stuck to a script >>"we'll have those numbers in mid-november." "mid-november." "mid-november." "mid-november." >> reporter:and with that the political headknocking began -- in the hearing room where open warfare over health care has been waged for decades. a democratic congressman leaped out of his chair claiming his party worked years ago to try to improve the republican prescription drug plan-- but when it came to obamacare, the g-o-p didnt exactly return the favor. >>"the massachusetts experience was very slow initially; and it started to ramp up over time. we
is responsible for the problems plaguing the nation's new healthcare website. she was questioned yesterday by a congressional committee. >> who was in charge as it was -- >> was in charge up until -- >> at that team, who is the individual -- >> michelle snyder is the -- >> michelle snyder is the one for this debacle. >> excuse me, congresswoman. michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the did he backable. i'm responsible. >> sebelius apologized to the american people for the problems with the rollout and promised things will be fixed by the end of november. president obama is taking his share of the blame. >> there's no denying it, right now the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck, and i am not happy about it. and i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. >> the president spoke yesterday in boston where he assured people the healthcare reform program will live up to its promises. he said massachusetts healthcare reform program also had glitches when it began in 2006 and those problems were solved. >>> 4:42. if
's healthcare website. i'm susan mcginnis in washington with a preview of what the health and human services secretary will say. >> i'm live in santa rosa. andy lopez's shooting death could change the way all toy guns look. we'll tell you about the new legislation one california lawmaker wants to put on the table. ,, ,, ♪ yeah, i dream about bacon. [sfx] wham! so i'm bringing back the blt cheeseburger combo. a juicy jumbo beef patty loaded with hickory smoked bacon and melting cheese plus fries and a drink for just $4.99. but this isn't a dream. it's just a video from my last birthday party. i want you to know stuff i want you to be kind. i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to look at the chart before you say hi...david. i want you to return my emails. i want you to keep me doing this for another sixty years. at kaiser permanente, we want you to choose the doctor that's right for you. find your perfect match at kp.org and thrive. good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't
. >>> the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. -- the information the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. >>> the white house reportedly was warned about the problems with its national health care website one month before it was launched. cnn is reporting the main contractor for healthcare.gov reported a number of outstanding issues and warned there wasn't enough time for adequate testing. meantime the chief of medicare was on capitol hill today to testify about the troubles people are having with the site. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> she said it will be fixed. republicans are not satisfied. they say some americans are seeing their insurance cancelled because it doesn't mean the laws requirement. >>> the san francisco city attorney says it's considering an appeal of yesterday's multi million dollars jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against the fire department. as david stevenson discovered city hall was alread
have developing information about the lackluster start of the healthcare.gov website. only six people successfully enrolled in health insurance plans on the first day that website went live. kyla campbell is joining us. >> reporter: dave, the oversight committee sent me these documents. they are informal memos turned over. these notes show that just six people successfully enrolled in obama care on october 1st. and by the end of the second day only 250 people nation-wide were enrolled. these numbers don't bode well for the obama administration. its goal is to have seven million people signed up by the end of march. of course the website woes did not help. this week kathleen se bill warehouse testified before congress. >> the process here of delivering very expensive it $600 million shows that government doesn't really get it right. >> in order to reach the administration's goal of $7 million enroll lees by the enof march, 39,000 people will have to successfully enroll every day for the next five months. if that doesn't happen, the congressional budget office says obama care won't be f
in charge of that office that created healthcare.gov testifies before congress less than an hour from now. as ktvu's chi la campbell reports from the washington, d.c. newsroom, lawmakers want to know when she knew the website was in trouble. kyla? >> reporter: pam, this marks the first time we'll hear from marilyn taviner. she is the administrator for services or cms. now cms is the branch of the health and human services department in charge of creating healthcare.gov. they brought in contractors to help build the website. those contractors testified before congress last week saying the administration wanted last-minute changes to healthcare.gov. the contractors say they warned cms of the risks involved with launching the website october 1st. today, lawmakers want to know when she knew these problems existed and why she and other officials at cms decided to have healthcare.gov go live anyway. that hearing gets underway in about 45 minutes. i'll be watching live and i'll have highlights of testimony for you on mornings on 2 after 8:00. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 ne
griego. time now is 6:01. >>> developing news from capitol hill. a hearing into the healthcare website problems is beginning. among those on the hot seat today, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. some house republicans are blaming sebelius for the problems and are calling for her to step down or be fired. >> reporter: a san jose man went on a gold mining trip and never came home. now the search is on in some very wild areas of nevada as they look for clues. >> reporter: and i'm cate caugiran live in santa rosa. california lawmaker wants to reintroduce a bill that could change the way toy guns look, this in light of 13-year-old andy lopez's death. he was shot by a deputy after the deputy thought he was carrying a rifle. >> reporter: and checking conditions right now, down the eastshore freeway, our delays continue to grow. westbound 80 approaching ashby that accident has been cleared now to the right-hand shoulder. the flares are all picked up. but we are seeing delays it looks like as far back as carlson where you see that 22- mile-per-hour sensor and once you get p
figures for enrollment at healthcare.gov numbers the government refused to reveal. i'm susan mcginnis, a report coming up. >> we'll have a live report from the scene of a fatal accident after the break. stay with us. ,, ,,,,,, all across america, people are using lysol in hundreds of ways. what's christine's story? i started using lysol disinfectant spray, gosh, as long as i can remember. i use lysol on soft surfaces because you can't put your couch in the washing machine. i think that lysol disinfectant spray compares to other products in that it actually kills the germs. which helps keep my family healthy. it's tried and true. i mean all you have to do is just spray. it does the job for you. lysol - hundreds of ways to help protect your family. we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. before you invest in a mattress, discover the bed clinically proven to improve sleep quality. the sleep number bed. once you experience it, there's no going back. right now c4 queen mattress sets are just $1299 our lowest price ever! plus special financing until 2015. only at
that. >> congressman, thank you for your time today. >> you bet, thank you. >>> parts of healthcare.gov will be taken offline for repair in a few hours. it's the focus of republicans in their weekly address. >> too many americans still cannot even access the online exchanges and for the few that have, they're experiencing sticker shock. the president told us that obama care is more than a website. i agree. it is more than just a website and the problems run far deeper than a few technological glitches. >> the obama administration says it is pulling out all the stops to try to fix healthcare.gov, including drafting experts from google and other tech firms to help patch up the ailing website, this as we learn that only six people signed up on the first day and 248 people by day two. let's bring in the chairman and ceo of e-health, handled more than 20 million visitors last year. good to see you. thanks for stopping by, gary. give us a sense of how this is more than a website? we have this graphic from xerox which lays out the exchanges. where do you think they got the rocky start here
of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of human health and services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obama care. >> in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blames contractors for the building of the website. she says, unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the -- >> but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> marilyn tavenner, the head of the cms, says it has improved the website. >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> i'm saying it's working. it's just not working at the speed we want or the success rate we want. >> but the troubled website is just one problem with the new health care law. >> the problems with obama care run deeper than just the website. >> republicans have seized on a cbs
, christien. >>> happening right now -- the woman in charge of the office that created healthcare.gov testifies this morning at a congressional hearing. maryland taviner is the administrator for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. this is a live picture out of the house ways and means committee hearing room. they brought in contractors to help build the website. you may recall in testimony last, with the contractors said they warned cms of the risk involved with launching the website on october 1st. >>> meanwhile, there are reports this morning that millions of americans who buy their health insurance individually are getting their policies canceled and that the obama administration has known about that for three years. according to nbc news up to 14 million people who buy their health insurance individually will receive a cancellation letter in the next year because the current policies don't meet the standards laid out by the new law. the white house told nbc that people whose policies will be canceled will in most cases be automatically shifted to plans with
. the department of health and human services realizes the problems with the healthcare.gov website and is working hard to fix them, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius says in testimony prepared for a house hearing. but she says she realizes that the experience "has been frustrating for many americans." sebelius is scheduled to testify before the house energy and commerce committee on wednesday as part of a series of house hearings into the website and issues related to the 2010 affordable care act. her prepared testimony echoes many of the comments made tuesday by centers for medicare & medicaid services director marilyn tavenner before the house ways and means committee. tavenner apologized for the site's problems tuesday and said the department was working to fix them. sebelius will say the same, according to her prepared testimony. coming up on the kron four morning news. five people are behind bars this morning after an s-u-v catches fire in tiananmen square. how they are connected to the firey crash. a shortage of *wine around the global has wine lovers scrambling to scoop up their favorite win
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there. >> the woman behind a rollout of healthcare.gov says she is accountable and is sorry but health and human services secretary is not backing down from what she calls a better health care system. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with more. katie? >> the mood was tense with americans of the house of representatives energy and commerce committee peppering her with questions and accusations and compliments, as well, for 3 1/2 hours. >> this is more than a website problem. that was supposed to be the easy part, remember? >> committee chairman got the first word. the secretary offered an apology speaking to the american people. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> she attempted to put a better spin on the problems. >> the website has never crashed and is functional at a very slow speed and low reliability. >> she promises to have the problem fixed next month. that is not the only issue. president obama promised americans if they liked their current health care plan they could keep it. 15 million americans may lose their more affordab
of healthcare.gov. you deserve better. i apologize. >> secretary sebelius faces a grilling on capitol hill. >> house republicans have been calling for her head over the botched obama care roll out. >> i hope what we hear from se sebelius is resignation. >> the nsa keith alexander says the u.s. has never gathered phone and e-mail you records of citizens in france and spain. >> there has not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. >> wall street stocks at an all time high. >> storm led to a series of deadly crash on an arizona highway. >> i jumped out and took off running down the road. >> nine hours to catch a black bear. >> a young boy jumped up on stage. a security guard bribed him with candy. >> a baby moved to tears by her mother's voice. >> all that. >> lakers go onto win by 13. >> the cardinals flight from st. louis was delayed more than seven hours for tonight's world series. >> and all that matters. >> 2013 walter a ward. >> journalism is not about scratching the surface. it is about going beneath the surface and finding the truth. >> on "cbs this morning." >
at an elementary. >> it is for parents against the policy. >>> the troubled federal healthcare policy is back up and running. it went off line for what is called extended maintenance. >> the enrollment tools. and numerous problems since it went live on october 1st. >> the obama administration said it hopes to have it operating by the end of the month. >>> kathleen sebelius was the butt of a political joke. she was there to talk about the healthcare act and presented her with the book. websites for dummies to poke help. she quickly passed the book off to an aide without commenting. >>> it is a first for west point. >> it hosted the first wedding for two men. this is a picture of larry chote iii and his couple. >> they he met through a friend after graduation. back in 2012, they hosted two same sex weddings but they were both women. >>> hall mark is apologizing for changing the wording of on a well nobody ornament. it says don we now our fun apparel. >> it should say don we now our gay apparel. >> they have received negative comments about the change. and she said no one was ever oftenned by them
healthcare.gov at 6:00 a.m. from prepared testimony we know she will blame the problem on the contractors who built the website. documents show the main contractor warned the government of the problems a month before the site went live. they wrote "we don't have access to monitoring and hub services are intermitently available." obama administration official who was responsible for the launch of the site has said he is sorry. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> this or, republicans will want to know when will the sites really be ready? how many have actually purchased insurance in why are some consumers seeing their current plans canceled when they were assured by president obama they could keep the insurance they had? a growing number of republicans are calling for sebelius to step down or be fired. president obama will talk health care in boston this afternoon. he will compare his act with the health care plan in massachusetts implemented by governor romney. the plans similar and romney's version had rollout problems, too. >> you can access
senior advisor dan phifer. along with the issues surrounding healthcare.gov, fiveler also discuss the continued fallout over the latest implications of nsa spying. you can catch it right here on abc7 at 8:00. >>> more than a year after 17-year-old trayvon martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman, the city where it happened, samford, florida, is rolling out a revamped neighborhood watch program. the samford police department will outline the changes tuesday during a community meeting. revisions include restricting volunteers from carrying firearms, and from pursuing suspects. as you know, zimmerman was acquitted of a second degree murder charge back in july. >>> the cal palace in daly city is expected to be packed again today with people attending one of the country's biggest gun shows. it's sponsored by the crossroads of the west. organizers say they do everything by the book and gun owners appreciate it. >> they won't even let me get a 30 round for my a. r. or nothing. and it's not even 30 rounds, it's ten rounds. everything is legal in there, so w
're finding out exactly how many people were a able to sign up for health insurance on the troubled healthcare.gov web site. the first few days after it launched. in formal notes from a meeting show just 6 people successfully enrolled on the first day, october isst, and by the end of the -- 1st, and by the end of the second day, 248. the goal of the obama administration is to have an average of 39,000 people enroll every day for the next five months. a spokesperson for the health and human services department says the figures presented in the documents are unofficial. the agency has said its released the first official report on enrollment by mid november. >>> some disturbing new information about that castro valley nursing home scandal. today's chronicle is reporting at least one worker for the department of social services went to the facility days after most of the staff had left. but the report says the worker did nothing to end the chaos of valley springs manor. the staff abandoned 14 sick, elderly and bedridden patients last week after state regulators shut down that nursing home. those
administration is apologizing for the website's botched launch. the federal official overseeing that healthcare.gov faced tough questions from a key house committee. she began with a blunt statement. >> reporter: as far as free review of obama care. >> getting an assessment of obama law. >> reporter: or a witchcraft stake out. >> democrats want to make it work, republicans don't. >> reporter: house lawmakers, probed, praised or picked it apart. >> we're only four weeks into this one and already declaring it dead. >> now we're told everything will be okay very soon. why should the american people believe you now. >> reporter: the woman in charge of the problem plagued obama care website in her testimony a major maricopa to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> new questions over promises made by obama. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. >> reporter: if you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. >> reporter: that's not exactly the case for millions of americans in the individual in
health care website one month before it was launched. cnn is reporting the main contractor for healthcare.gov reported a number of outstanding issues and warned there wasn't enough time for adequate testing. meantime the chief of medicare was on capitol hill today to testify about the troubles people are having with the site. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> she said it will be fixed. republicans are not satisfied. they say some americans are seeing their insurance cancelled because it doesn't mean the laws requirement. >>> the san francisco city attorney says it's considering an appeal of yesterday's multi million dollars jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against the fire department. as david stevenson discovered city hall was already concerned about the department and is in the process of conducting an audit. >> reporter: even as firefighters worked monday to crush a major fire in san francisco the mission district, a new battle involving the department was brewing in
's website healthcare.com. kyla campbell is there to tell us what to expect the hearing. >> reporter: dave this is a copy of her prepared testimony, the majority of it focuses on the benefits of the act, only two pages address the problems people have been having. lawmakers get their chance next hour to ask her when she knew it was in trouble and if she knew before the launch why the administration told congress and americans that everything was ready to go. she has apologized for the rocky rock out of health care.gov, they say they are working and the clock and improving. some have demanded that but republicans have gone further, demanding she step down, both sides will take advantage of the spotlight today. >> some of it will be legitimate points of view, questions being asked, but there is going to be a lot of political theater there too. >> even more trouble for the web site last night, maintenance kept customers from submitting new applications, this afternoon the president is heading to boston where he will promote the website but again that hearing for her gets underway in 45 minute
revealing for the first time how the malfunctioning healthcare.gov website has adversely impacted the entire signup process with glitches not only affect those would log on to the site but it impacts those who called the government hotline to sign up and those who submitted paper applications. the processors used the same portal no matter how people applied. turkeys -- technical kids are take down the website east night from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. our time. >> an infant the have lifesaving heart surgery after a long and frustrating battle with the insurance provider. the 14-month-old was to have an artery repaired a month ago at children's but western advantage, the health insurance company, stopped it saying it was out-of-network and said it had to be done later. the couple were worried that her condition would worsen and they fought the decision. >> it was a tough road, tough rod. it made me realize we shouldn't have stopped. >> the couple appealed to the state department of managed health care an independent review that sided with the family. the couple were notified on friday and they p
is now working directly with the general contractor hired to upgrade healthcare.gov. the website was down for the second time yesterday because of technical problems. it's been plagued with glitches ever since it launched. oracle ceo larry ellison spoke about his company's efforts to fix the site at today's shareholders meeting. >> we think it's our responsibility as a technology provider and technology industry to serve all of our customers and the federal government is one of our customers. we are helping them in every way we can. >> also today, republican congressman darrell issa of southern california subpoenaed health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, demanding couples to and information related to the website. >>> the bay area's own tesla motors just gave drivers of its high-end electric car an extension cord, of sorts it is a key network of its new super charging stations built especially for road trips. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom, has the story. >> get the charge cord. plugged in right there. >> reporter: since dawn gordon wylie got a tesla model s, there's on
. healthcare.gov has had major technical issues since launching on october 1st. glitches range from the site crashing, to incorrect data. now, oracle ceo larry ellison explained the shareholders just today that his company's responsibility to serve all of their customers includes helping the federal government. >>> forbes' list of the world's most powerful people of 2013 is out and president obama is no longer number one. russian president vladimir putin took the top spot from mr. obama who led the list last year. forbes says president putin has solidified his control over russia while president obama is seemingly having a harder and harder time with the u.s. here is a look at the top five. china's president is there as well as pope francis. angela merkel, chancellor of germany, comes in at number five and is the highest ranked woman. the list has 72 people on it. >>> nsa leaker edward snowden has a new job. he's now working a technical support job for one of russia's largest websites. snowden's attorney will not say which website. russia granted snowden asylum back in august. here in the u.
with the general contractor hired to upgrade healthcare.gov. the website was down for the second time yesterday because of technical problems. it's been plagued with glitches ever since it launched. oracle ceo larry ellison spoke about his company's efforts to fix the site at today's shareholders meeting. >> we think it's our responsibility as a technology provider and technology industry to serve all of our customers and the federal government is one of our customers. we are helping them in every way we can. >> also today, republican congressman darrell issa of southern california subpoenaed health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, demanding couples to and information related to the website. >>> the bay area's own tesla motors just gave drivers of its high-end electric car an extension cord, of sorts it is a key network of its new super charging stations built especially for road trips. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom, has the story. >> get the charge cord. plugged in right there. >> reporter: since dawn gordon wylie got a tesla model s, there's one place she hasn't been in a w
new information coming from a house of republicans about the affordable care act healthcare.gov. documents released by the house overnight committee suggests that six people successfully signed up for coverage on the first day of enrollment. new in the last few minutes, the white house is denying reports that obama/biden nearly turned into obama/clinton in 2012. the "new york times" got a advanced copy of the book. top aides considered replacing vice president joe biden with hillary clinton on the ticket. but theed why was scrapped when polls showed the switch was not improve president obama's re-election chances. moments ago, white house pretty secretary jay carney denied that claim. good morning america will have much more on the double down books which comes out next week. but the show, good morning america, is coming up at 7:00. >>> a fresno area woman is suing mcdonald's after suffering burns from hot coffee that spilled in ler lap while she was going through the drive through. a jury award stella lyback nearly $3 billion for her burns 20 years ago. back then, mcdonald'
of affordable health insurance are not signing up on healthcare.gov. congress released documents showing problems that the website only allowed six people to enroll on the six day and 248 people on day 2. health and human services department says those numbers are based on notes and not official enrollment statistics that it plan to release later this month. the obama administration says it is working to correct the glitches and hopes to have it up and running well by the end of this month. >>> he is begging for mercy. fugitive edward snowden is pleading for international support tonight to stop what he calls america's persecution of him. a german lawmaker flew to moscow to visit the former nsa contractor who was granted asylum in russia after leaking the nsa's domestic spying programs. the lawmaker was there to discuss the recent reports also that the u.s. is also spying on germany including chancellor angela merkel. why there, the lawmaker says snowden gave him a letter in which he asks the united states to stop treating him like a traitor. the u.s. has not responded. >>> okay. call it
providers to offer better security features. >>> 7:55. despite the problems with the healthcare.gov website, more americans say they are beginning to understand how the affordable care act affects them. according to a new poll from the kaiser family foundation, 55% of people surveyed now say they have enough information to understand the law's impacts on their family. that's up 8 percentage points from a month ago. a new study suggests obesity may be causing some girls to enter puberty early. researchers in the bay area, new york and cincinnati tracked the development of more than 1200 girls. it found girls are starting puberty at least a few years earlier and obesity says that appears tosh the cause -- appears tosh the cause -- appears to be the cause. >>> 7:56. the demand for wine keeps going up. but reports of a worldwide wine shortage. that may not be correct. earlier last week, morgan stanley predicted a worldwide wine shortable. the study says the shortfall was due to bad weather and fewer vineyards. however, winemakers in both livermore and napa valley say they've already seen above
bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. >>> back now. let's head to willie geist. kerry washington killed it on snl. >> she did but there's been a lot of talk about snl and race and the fact that since the inception of the show in 1975 there's only been four african american female cast members. laur loren michaels says this is a priority and it will change. here's kerry washington as first lady michelle obama on saturday. >> well, in that case i will leave and in a few minutes oprah will be here. >> thank you mrs. obama. >> the producers at saturday night live would like to apologize to kerry washington for the number of black women she will be asked to play tonight. we made these requests because she is an actress of considerable range of talent and because snl doesn't have a black woman on the cast. >> a
-- healthcare.gov website should be working smoothly by the end of the month. experts say they made progress despite computer crashes this week. only six people managed to enroll on october 1. 3 million more tried to access the site. the white house says those numbers are unofficial and says it will release an accurate count in the next couple of weeks. >>> an alameda based health can care plan has been removed from california's health insurance exchange. the alameda alliance for health was one of 12 insurance options available on the exchange. it was removed because it failed to get a necessary state license by the october 31 deadline. the state has notified people who signed up with alameda alliance that they must now select another company. . >>> later are today there will be a covered california workshop and health fair in san jose. people will be able to get help with enrolling in covered california and receive blood pressure, dental and vision checkups. that runs from 10:00 to 2:00 at cherry wood elementary school on green gate drive. >>> christmas is eight weeks away. many stores in t
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